Top 10 Spice Rack Plans
Nov28

Top 10 Spice Rack Plans

Working in your kitchen every day demands a certain kind of order and discipline. One form of this is to put everything in its place. So, why not have a dedicated space for all your spices so that you need only to reach out for what you want? So, put all your creativity into action and build yourself a spice rack, using one of the below-mentioned ones. It will give your kitchen a neat look and will be time-saving for you too. Here are 10 top spice rack plans to choose from: 1. Ana White’s DIY Door Spice Rack Plan: Use two boards 10 feet long and a 1/4″ plywood sheet for the back of the rack. Use pre-drill holes, glue and finish nails for a strong hold. Check out the details over here. 2. DIY Magnetic Spice Rack Plan: Use metal spice containers rather than glass as sometimes they could fall off the rack. Metal sheets measuring 24″ x 48″ can be used along with drywall screws, cordless drill and magnetic tape. You can find this plan over here.  3. Wooden Toy Plans’ DIY Spice Rack Plan: This spice rack can be made out of pine sheets, 3 metres long. This rack is made using a power drill, jigsaw, woodworking clamps and finish nails. It can be made over a weekend as a DIY project. Here’s the plan for you.   4. Ron Hazelton’s DIY Spice Rack Plan: This spice rack is custom-made to store dried herbs and spices in an organized manner and within arm’s reach of the cook. It can be made in much the same way as you would make a small cabinet. With 4×8 sheets of oak veneer plywood, 3/4″ thick, you can make the framework of your spice rack and stain it for better effect. You can find this plan here. 5. The Sawdust Diaries’ DIY Wood Spice Rack Plan: Here’s a compact double shelf rack built on the inside of a cabinet door. How’s that for saving space in a tiny kitchen? Plywood is given a breezy green color which makes it stand out easily. Click here to find out more. 6. Fake-It-Frugal’s In-Drawer DIY Spice Organizer: If by standing your bottles of spices, you can’t seem to find what you want, here’s an inexpensive way of organizing your spices so effectively that you find what you want when you want it. Here, you take a piece of 3-inch cardboard and line your drawer with it. Then, bend it in half down the length. Fix it in your drawer, point it side up and arrange your spices. Check it more. 7. The Family...

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10 Easy Headboard Plans
Nov25

10 Easy Headboard Plans

Great headboard plans can change the appeal of your room! Headboards are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and you can either buy them or you can make a nice one that will spruce up your bedroom feel. The bed is the focal point of your bedroom and it doesn’t go without being noticed. A good headboard can define your room’s style. Here are a few DIY headboard plans that you might like to follow: 1. Rustic Style Headboard Plan: The nice thing about this headboard is that either you can keep it in its rustic weathered look or you can stain it the color you want. When you select lumber for this headboard, you need to ensure you can create a weathered look. So, look for blemishes in the wood like nicks, knots and gouges. This project uses pocket-hole joinery. You can find this plan over here. 2. Storage Headboard Plans: Here’s a headboard that you can conveniently build over a weekend. You can store all your bedtime story books here in this customized headboard. Choose the wood you want–even plywood works well. Also, choose the finish, mattress size and decor. While the headboard that you lean against is closed, each side is open and you can stack your books there and anything important like your keys and wallet. Select the size of your headboard and the finish you want. Then, check out the assembly plans. Check this one out here. 3. Recycled Object Headboards Plan: This one’s perfect if you’re on a budget. You can make a headboard from some recycled objects like books, leftover wood flooring pieces, a headboard of books, bamboo poles and old doors. For a sleek and modern look for your headboard, sand the wood slats and whitewash them so that they lose some of their rough look but look rustic all the way. Here it is for you. 4. Artistic Headboard Plan: A painting or wall mural can make for a wonderful and impactful headboard. Of course, you can’t lean against it and read, watch TV or whatever, but to create drama, nothing could be better. You can see the details of this plan here. 5. A Pillow Headboard Plan: If you love stuffing your bed with pillows, well this headboard plan takes off all of those and arranges them into a pattern on the wall to act as your headboard. What a great and informal headboard without the use of wood or metal. Details are here. 6. Screen Masterpiece Headboard Plan: Can you ever imagine the elegant drama that a filigree screen can give when made to work as...

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10 Free End Table Plans
Nov14

10 Free End Table Plans

Some of the most useful pieces of furniture comprise end tables. So, it’s helpful to find end table plans for all kinds of styles along with variations in sizes and materials. You may be a woodworker or a hobbyist creating a weekend project or doing something spectacular, but an end table is always welcome in any room of your home. Here are 10 top end table plans that will adorn your room: 1. Wordsnwood’s Easy End Table Plans: This end table makes for a good starter project. You can make it with ready to use lumber and using simple construction methods. Another advantage is that it requires just the minimum tools to make– just a table saw, drill, sander and a miter saw. In fact, you can also do away with the sander and sand it manually. Check them out here. 2. Woodworking’s Simple DIY End Table for 10 Plan: Using just a quarter sheet of plywood, you can create this simple design of end table, with a nail gun and drill. Use 3/4″ cabinet grade plywood or poplar. Once you’ve created the framework, you can now move on to do the edge banding. This can be made with thin strips of pinewood. Click here to read more about this plan. 3. Simple Rennie Mackintosh End Table Plan: For beginner woodworkers, this end table plan is perfect. However, if you have vast experience, you might like to create this end table because it’s both quick to do and easy too. You can make the table using paint-worthy yellow poplar. For the drawers, you can saw 0.5” thick material and 0.25″ thick material. You will need a drill, table saw and a plate joiner. You can find it here.   4. Outdoor End Table Plans by My Outdoor Plans: You can have an interesting end table on your patio or deck to rest your coffee mug or your newspaper. Making an end table is an exciting project that any newbie woodworker would enjoy doing. For this, pine, redwood or cedar are good options. The tabletop can be made using wooden slats or you could add some tempered glass. Once the table is ready, protect the wood by giving it several coats of paint. Click here to get it. 5. Gold-Dipped Tripod End Table Plan: This end table plan is at DIY level and is very easy to make. It is 25.5″ tall. Once you get the entire end table ready, dip its tips in gold paint. About two to three layers of gold should give it the right sparkle. As a final touch to this table, add a layer of polycrylic...

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Top 10 Bird Feeder Plans
Nov08

Top 10 Bird Feeder Plans

If you love the chirping of birds in your garden, you can enjoy watching them around you by attracting them to you. The best way of doing this is to have strategically located bird feeders that will help you view them from close quarters. For this, you don’t need to make a heavy investment in a birdfeeder, but can make one yourself. Now there are plenty of bird feeder plans online. But you must choose a plan that is easy. Just one well-made bird feeder is nice to hang on your porch and makes an equally nice gift for friends. With the holiday season coming up, why not make a few for close friends? Here are a list of 10 free bird feeder plans that you can use to make attractive ones. 1. Free Hopper Style Feeder Plan: This plan of birdfeeder is for a large one that holds about a gallon of bird seed. It has a sealed overhanging roof but no hinges so that the bird seed remains dry. There’s a mesh tray at the base of the birdfeeder for air to circulate and keep bird seeds dry. This birdfeeder can be made economically with wood scraps or even cedar fence pickets measuring 6 feet in length X 5½ inches in width and 5/8th inch in thickness. You can have large and small birds with perching areas inside and outside. Check it over here. 2. One Board DIY Birdfeeder Plan: With a pine board measuring 5 feet 1/6 inches and a few tools, you can create a nest box design of bird feeder. You can find it here. 3. Ana White’s Modern Birdhouse Plan: This birdfeeder can be made out of a single sheet of cedar fence picket, measuring 5.5″ wide and 0.5″ thick. Drill a hole on the front of the birdfeeder so that you can nail it into a wall. With a large hole in its main box part, birds can perch there very easily. Here it is for you! 4. Green roof Birdhouse Plans: Yet another birdhouse made of cedar fence board, 6 feet long x 53/8” wide x 5/8″ deep. These dimensions, the birdhouse’s size of hole and absence of a perch make it ideal for inviting chickadees and wrens. This birdhouse should face east or southeast, way from the wind and receive good sunlight. Set it in on a pipe or pole or hang it on your porch. Here’s the link for this bird feeder plan. 5. The Tall Texan Birdhouse Plan: This free birdhouse plan is called the Tall Texan because of its huge height and also because its roof is...

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Top 10 Gun Rack Plans
Nov04

Top 10 Gun Rack Plans

If you are an active woodworker and love shooting as a sport, you can benefit from making these gun and rifle racks. Here is a list of some of the free gun rack plans available online: 1. Woodworking Corner’s Gun Rack Plan: This gun rack is made of plywood. Using the plan, a woodworker can easily create this gun rack to be hung on the wall. This rack accommodates four guns in all. You can find it here. 2. Bill Pounds’ Rifle Case Plan: This rack is built in the form of a suitcase that can be shut. When opened, it can be laid on the floor and stood with room for eight rifles. It is made from scraps of Alder. The top and bottom panels of the case are made of 1/4″ Baltic Birch plywood. In order to protect the firearms, the barrel sockets are lined with leather strips and finally, it is finished in Hunter Green stain. When closed, the rack measures 23/4″ x 10″ x 29″ and is fairly lightweight. It is of a size that you can put away in your trunk when making a trip to the gun range. Check it out over here. 3. Wayne of the Woods’ Gun Rack Plan: If you’re a keen woodworker, you can build this gun rack by using just a few tools in your workshop. To make it, use either hardwood or composite but not pine wood as it might break when you cut the side panels. This is a wall-mounted rack that can accommodate four guns. You can see it here.  4. Freestanding Vertical Rack Plan: Here’s a semi-portable gun rack with swivel casters. It holds guns vertically in a tight-fitting space and can easily come through standard doorways of homes. Its frame is made in 1″ x 3″ yellow pine. For its base, 3/4″ plywood is taken and its caster wheels have a diameter of 2″. This rack is available in gun sizes of 18 and 24 with 3.5″ and 3″ spacing. It can be stained in dark walnut. Here it is for you!  5. New Extra Tall Oak Wall Rack for 3 Guns: At Bull Shooter Sighting In, you can see this wonderful gun rack plan meant for three guns. It is made of solid oak and is stained with Minwax special walnut and then lacquered. It is 28″ tall, 22.75″ wide and 4.25″ deep. Its barrel rests are covered with felt and it has a bottom shelf to keep gun-related things. It also has a 16″ center mounting holes with buttons. Here it is.  6. One Gun Wall Rack With Rail: This gun...

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Top 10 Bathroom Vanity Plans
Oct27

Top 10 Bathroom Vanity Plans

If you’re looking to improve the look and functioning of your bathroom, you should consider building a really nice and eye-catching bathroom vanity cabinet. While these cabinets may be expensive to buy off the shelf, surprisingly, you won’t find them difficult to create. Here are a few bathroom vanity plans that you can download and start with the project. 1. Woodworking About’s 32″ Tall Vanity Cabinet Plan: In this set of free woodworking plans, follow step-by-step through the process of building a 36″ wide, 24″ deep and 32″ tall bathroom vanity cabinet. The plan of this vanity contains a lot of information about cabinet building, so if you’re new to this craft, you can learn a lot here. The vanity cabinet shown here is much larger than usual. It has a large open section with two doors and a large drawer. This cabinet can be further modified to fit any sized countertop of a bathroom vanity. The vanity is made of pine boards and plywood. Check this plan here. 2. Rustic Bathroom Vanity Plan: This vanity is made by combining stained pine with a modern sink. This combination gives it a mix of a rustic and a contemporary look. It has large storage shelves, making it practical for storing many things, and for the woodworker, it’s easy to create. See this plan with pictures over here. 3. 60″ Cherry Bath Vanity Plan: Here’s a shaker style tall vanity bath made of cherry wood. It comes with a two-sink top and the cabinet below has four drawers, centrally located. On each side of the drawer stack you’ll find two false drawer fronts and double doors, all flush mounted with beading. Have a look at this plan here. 4. Mission Style Open Shelf Bathroom Vanity Plan: This one’s different from all others. Here, you’ll find an open shelf bathroom vanity with large drawers that can accommodate a lot of storage space. It’s also easy to make mission style doors and a farmhouse character. You can get a plan for a single vanity and notes to make a double vanity too. You can find this plan here. 5. Ana White’s Farmhouse Vanity Plans: Made of pine wood and walnut plywood, this bathroom vanity is made up of three benches and a kitchen island. The sinks were made from metal bowls and the taps came from a plumbing company. This day project takes about nine hours to complete. For finishing, Minwax stain is used in dark walnut, followed by three coats of polyurethane. You can find this plan here. 6. Vanity on Wheels: This vanity is very different from any other. An old...

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